Joe D

I'm a lifelong Mets fan who loves writing and talking about the Amazins' 24/7. From the Miracle in 1969 to the magic of 1986, and even the near misses in '73, '00 and '15, I've experienced it all - the highs and the lows. I started Mets Merized Online in 2005 to feed my addiction and interact with other passionate Met fans like you. Follow me on Twitter @metsmerized.

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Braves Crush The Mets 8-2, But May Have Lost Hudson For Season

An article by posted on July 24, 2013 0 Comments
Braves Crush The Mets 8-2, But May Have Lost Hudson For Season

About the only good thing about tonight’s Mets game against the Braves were the spiffy bright orange jerseys. Atlanta beat the Mets by the score of 8-2 in front of a sparse crowd at Citi Field. Jeremy Hefner was manhandled as the Braves teed off on him for three home runs and chased him from […]

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Meet The New Ike Davis; Bunter Extraordinaire

An article by posted on July 24, 2013 0 Comments
Meet The New Ike Davis; Bunter Extraordinaire

Just look at that perfect form and that brilliant execution as Ike Davis lays down a bunt invoking memories of Jackie Robinson, Lou Brock and Ozzie Smith. Such form, such presence, and of course that game-breaking speed…. ZZZZRRRRPPPP….. Yeah, whatever, Davis drove in the run that put the Mets ahead for good last night with […]

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Torres Solid Again As Mets Bounce Back With 4-1 Win Over Braves

An article by posted on July 23, 2013 0 Comments
Torres Solid Again As Mets Bounce Back With 4-1 Win Over Braves

The New York Mets came back from a heartbreaking loss on Monday to beat the Atlanta Braves 4-1 and even up the series at a game apiece tonight at Citi Field. Carlos Torres was impressive again in his second start for the Mets. After being greeted by a home run from Andrelton Simmons to leadoff […]

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Some Additional Insight On Why Mets Decided On Mejia

An article by posted on July 23, 2013 0 Comments
Some Additional Insight On Why Mets Decided On Mejia

The Mets have just announced that righthander Jenrry Mejia will start Saturday Friday against the Washington Nationals. Here’s some excellent insight from longtime reader Sach who writes: Jenrry Mejia was on a major league not minor league rehab assignment which was due to end on July 29th. And after that date, the Mets either had to […]

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MMO Exclusive Interview: Allan Dykstra Is Quietly Having One Of The Best Seasons In The Mets System

An article by posted on July 23, 2013 0 Comments
MMO Exclusive Interview: Allan Dykstra Is Quietly Having One Of The Best Seasons In The Mets System

Yesterday, Allan Dykstra of the B-Mets was nice enough to grant me a  phone interview, and we discussed a variety of different topics regarding him, his team, the organization and even a couple of his teammates. Dykstra, now 26, is having one of the best seasons in the entire Mets organization batting .309 with 22 doubles, […]

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Thought’s On Gee’s Wasted Performance, And Parnell’s Blown Save

An article by posted on July 23, 2013 0 Comments
Thought’s On Gee’s Wasted Performance, And Parnell’s Blown Save

Last night’s loss to the Braves sucked big time… This much is true… But what bugged me the most was how it wiped out a brilliant performance by Dillon Gee who continues to dominate after injuries saw him start the season off in some pretty dire straits. The Mets wasted Gee’s seven shutout innings and […]

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Ryan Braun Negotiated Suspension With MLB Down To 65-Games

An article by posted on July 22, 2013 0 Comments
Ryan Braun Negotiated Suspension With MLB Down To 65-Games

CHEATER, LIAR, SUSPENDED, JUSTICE! Updated By Clayton Collier: The 65-game ban of Ryan Braun was negotiated by him, MLBPA and MLB. Major League Baseball was looking for a suspension beyond 2013, says ESPN’s T.J. Quinn, however Braun was able to get it reduced to the remainder of the current season. Sources tell OTL MLB confronted […]

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Rangers Land Matt Garza From Cubs For Four Prospects

An article by posted on July 22, 2013 0 Comments
Rangers Land Matt Garza From Cubs For Four Prospects

Chicago Cubs pitcher Matt Garza was traded Monday to the Texas Rangers for four prospects, the team confirmed. The Cubs and Rangers finally worked out the details of a trade that will send third baseman Mike Olt and right-handed pitchers C.J. Edwards and Justin Grimm, plus a player to be named, to the Cubs in […]

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Alderson Doesn’t Expect To Fill Significant Needs At Deadline

An article by posted on July 22, 2013 0 Comments
Alderson Doesn’t Expect To Fill Significant Needs At Deadline

Echoing what he told us last week, Mets GM Sandy Alderson said today that there is no movement on the trade front as of yet. He does not expect to fill any significant needs before the deadline. Last week, Alderson said not to expect any sweeping changes before the deadline. This shows a measured approach by […]

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D’Arnaud Cleared To Play In Games

An article by posted on July 22, 2013 0 Comments
D’Arnaud Cleared To Play In Games

Travis d’Arnaud met with team doctors in New York today and was cleared to play in minor league games beginning this week, according to Adam Rubin of ESPN New York. D’Arnaud will run the bases on Tuesday and Wednesday, then play in his first game since early April on Thursday. If all goes good and and […]

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